by Áine Cain
Originally published: June 19, 2017
Bros are wreaking havoc on businesses.
This week, Uber temporarily lost its CEO, saw a board member leave after making a sexist comment, and was sued by a rape victim who alleges the company improperly gained access to her medical records.
This isn’t the ride-hailing giant’s first tangle with controversy.
It’s been under a cloud since February, when former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published allegations about the company’s culture of harassment on her blog. Fowler’s bombshell mentions a supervisor who propositioned her for sex, an HR department reluctant to look into her complaints, and a workplace that appeared hostile to women.